Dolce&Gabbana’s “light therapy” collection celebrates life

MILAN – Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing adult men off their sofas and back again into the planet with a resplendent collection impressed by the extravagant lighting installations of southern Italian avenue festivals.

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana identified as their assortment “light therapy” for a environment that has been largely denied big gatherings for the last 15 months. Their are living runway display Saturday with a socially distanced audience of invited visitors was the initially inside their showroom since the pandemic pressured Milan Trend 7 days to go typically digital in current seasons. They are just one particular of several manufacturers with reside demonstrates this season.

“Fashion is emotion,’’ Gabbana stated backstage ahead of the show. “We experimented very last season with a electronic exhibit. It is not the very same. It was without having adrenalin.”

The designers bedecked the showroom with “luminaria” lights installations reminiscent of southern Italy and despatched the types down the runway in rhinestone-accented appears to be like to mirror their geometric styles.


The Dolce&Gabbana signature black fits, sheer tops, snug knitwear and silky bomber jackets with puffy sleeves were being bedecked with brilliant rhinestones, which picked up the gentle and forged a movement all their own as designs strode down the runway to pulsating dance tunes.

Distressed jeans had been bejeweled or embroidered in gold danger for a baroque contact, and paired with silky tops, at instances left open. Crocheted knitwear presented yet another layer of artisanal craftsmanship. Panels of lace gave lightness to dim suits, and lace trousers challenged gender norms.

The luminaria lights themselves became photographic prints that gave a psychedelic, hippie come to feel to lengthy, flowing robes, or caftans about trousers.

Seems ended up accented with layered necklaces and bracelets, rhinestone included luggage and seaside sliders or paint-splattered sneakers.

The assortment was in the spirit of the early 2000s, when the designers explained they tapped into a vibrant vein after a time period of minimalism.


“Our concept is to reside life. Really do not be concerned,’’ Dolce claimed.

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